Lego® and Contract: An experimental student workshop for visualising concepts and problem questions in contract law (Royal Holloway)

  • Ribary, M. (Organiser)
  • Antony Starza-Allen (Organiser)

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This educational project is designed to explore the use of playful learning techniques inspired and adapted from the Lego® Serious Play® method. The workshop’s working game is designed to assist with constructing and conceptualising complex legal analysis for a problem question in contract law. It is being carried out by Dr Marton Ribary, module leader of the LL1005 English Legal System module, and tutor in LL1002 Contract Law and LL2002 Tort Law at Royal Holloway, University of London and Dr Antony Starza-Allen, module leader for Contract Law and Restitution, and tutor in Equity and Trusts at the University of Surrey.

We want to explore whether creative learning and the use of metaphor is a suitable methodology to develop the creative part of the problem-solving process, and whether such activity could be proposed as a future learning activity in Contract Law. The activity is based on our guided approach to legal problem solving elements of which informed the development of the LL1005 English Legal System module at Royal Holloway.
Period28 Feb 2024
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEgham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Lego®
  • contract law
  • problem solving
  • playful learning
  • visual metaphor